LastPass makes multi-device access free for everyone (with more adverts)

LastPass's multi-device access feature is now free, but it will have more advertisements

Password manager LastPass has extended free multi-device-access to everyone,but at the cost of more adverts.

Password manager Last Pass made one of its features, the multi-device access, free for everyone.

LastPass allows users to sync their passwords and logins from their different devices, including smartphones, tablets, laptops and desktop PCs. It supports most vastly used operating systems, including Windows, Mac OS X, macOS, Linux, iOS and Android.

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Previously, LastPass offered a premium subscription for $1 for users who wanted to make use of its multi-device access feature, but it has now made it free for everyone. The premium service fee is $1 a month.

In a blog post announcing the free feature, LastPass founder Joe Siegrist wrote: "By offering LastPass for free across all your devices, we're making it that much easier for everyone to make good password habits the norm. Because when you have a password manager that goes everywhere you do, you have a strong foundation for securing and taking control of your identity."

In order to provide the free service and still profit, however, LastPass will show ads to its unpaid users.

LastPass was launched in 2008, and says it is committed to making password management easier for everyone. Its Premium version also includes 1GB of encrypted cloud storage and family accounts for up to five users.

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Many tech companies are currently trying to move past passwords as an authentication method, after recurring hacks and password theft incidents, Yahoo's data breach is one of the most recent examples, and Dropbox's 68 millionusers'dataleak another.

Google and Apple are just two companies that are trying to introduce other more complex biometric login methods, involving face recognition, typing patterns and fingerprint match.

Google said earlier this year that it was aiming to get rid of passwords by the end of the year, through 'Trust API', a security system that is being developed as part of its 'Project Abacus'.

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